Yes! It’s that time of year again.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Klosterman Baking Company is helping to bring awareness to their customers.
Helping to celebrate the fight, struggles and survivors of thousands of men and women affected by breast cancer, Klosterman’s Baking Company gets in the spirit of the fight for breast cancer. When purchasing one of the specially marked, pink bagged breads, Klosterman will donate to the areas favorite breast cancer supporters, “Pink Ribbon Girls” in Dayton and Cincinnati. It’s good to know that the donations benefit people we know in our community.
“We were excited to support such an important and meaningful cause and to see the success that comes from our efforts is very fulfilling,” said Kim Klosterman, CEO, Klosterman Baking Company. “We hope to continue sharing the importance of breast cancer awareness, healthy living and nutrition for women through this campaign by selling Pink Ribbon Loaves.”
Almost everyone now knows someone that has or had breast cancer. The vicious affliction affects not only the patient but also the whole family. It affects relationships with friends, extended family and event the workplace. It affects financial issues, home keep up and much, much more. Through the struggles, the only thing that matters is getting the patient cured. Klosterman shares the sentiment during the month of October by spreading awareness of breast cancer and hoping to not only help with a cure but to educate their customers.
Show your support to the Pink Ribbon Girls, a local Ohio group dedicated to balancing the fear and uncertainty that breast cancer brings to individuals and families by providing direct services, education, and support. During the month of October, Klosterman Bread will sell Pink Loaves in support of the Pink Ribbon Girls!
This is the fourth year for the family owned, a Cincinnati company, Klosterman Baking Company’s support of breast cancer with the Pink Loaves and second year supporting The Pink Ribbon Girls. Now, until the end of October, the proceeds raised from the Pink Loaf campaign aim to help the Pink Ribbon Girls launch new educational and support efforts to expand women’s knowledge of breast cancer. For women in the United States, death rates from breast cancer are higher than any other cancer and one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
The Pink Ribbon Girls is an organization built by two cancer survivors, Tracie Metzger and Heather Salazar, and provides support to breast cancer patients, survivors, and families. They provide education and outreach programs. No women should ever feel alone when battling something that is known to so many other women and men. Breast cancer isn’t just found in women, although the majority are, but men are also facing the battle as well.
“It’s great to see companies such as Klosterman Baking Company get involved with important causes and we’re thrilled to partner with them for the Pink Ribbon Loaves donation campaign,” Founder/Director of Development of the Pink Ribbon Girls, Tracie Metzger said, “Support like this is vital to expanding our efforts and reaching the younger community of women that need education on Breast Cancer Awareness.”
Heather Salaza, Executive Director of The Pink Ribbon Girls, was touched by cancer in two different ways. First, while caring for a young woman, Alexis, who was nearing the end of her battle with Stage IV breast cancer and needed a home for her baby girl, Lexi. Salazare and her family decided to adapt Lexi and raise her as their own. Alexis died at age 24. Later, Salazare was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31 and now is a proud survivor.
The Pink Ribbon Girls motto is, “We Survive. We Grow. We Live. We Inspire. We Educate.”
Let’s join together and fight the disease as a community.
Pick up your Pink Ribbon Loaves today!
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